For your next trip, here is What to Buy or Kate’s Travel Essentials and Travel Gear. These are all great travel products that work. All of the items listed on this page, which all have links to Amazon listings are things I own and take on my trips! Kate’s recommendations bought, used, and tested by Kate.
Kate’s Travel Gear to Buy
I use a practice camera Canon Powershot it costs under $120.00 with case two batteries when I bought it including a camera and charger. It has 20X optical zoom, stabilizer, with 20.0 MP CCD Sensor and 8x Optical Zoom"
Almost every woman past a certain age... or so... will be glad she brought along a one-piece swimsuit, and this is one of the best I've found.
Love packing cubes are fantastic. They are efficient, fit more in and make “unpack without unpacking” possible. Bring three sizes, and there are others you can buy. Use one for gear, one for underwear and one big one for clothes. I use shower caps to cover my shoes in my suitcase. Plastic bags are good for bras, bathing suits, and socks.
On the Kindle, I have a book club with my daughter. We stay in touch through our Kindle. Buy the lightest weight, with Wi-Fi and a touch screen. I love the backlight. You can read the Kindle in the dark as quickly as you can on the beach. Get a case!
I use Kipling for my flexible Bag and my carry on. I use a 21-inch roller bag for my constructed bag. All my trips have been made up to three months in these small bags.
The converter is a universal converter. It works most places around the world. Buy plugs for specific countries, like South Africa, when you get there.
Quick-dry and super-absorbent, but, Even if you don't dry this out, you can pack it and it will never mildew. This one comes with a Free Hand Towel in Gift Box.
For me, it’s Nikon for everything. My photos for the America’s Cup, in the desert of Cairo and the Artic— were all taken by this camera. I use it, because, it works. It’s heavy-duty, and I can’t destroy it. Even after dropping it, the camera kept working. I have lost my lens cover in the Sahara and found it.
Supportive shoes are a must for me because my feet aren’t as good as they used to be. These are comfortable sandals.
Fits great - excellent product.
You can look like a million buckets after swimming. Wear it around the pool or as you are coming and going while wearing your new bathing suit. I love the product - check the weight, and transparency of the fabric.
What to Buy
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